The Buffalo Sabres were one of the best road teams in the NHL in 2022-23, but which of their 25 wins ranks as the most exciting?
The Buffalo Sabres finished the 2022-23 season 25-13-3 on the road, good for 53 points and a near-franchise record. Because of their success inside opposing arenas, the Blue and Gold had more than their fair share of epic wins, and to list just five of them was a challenge in and of itself.
But those listed below were a mixture of exciting W’s that held major significance to their season. Therefore a few games that just missed the cut, though memorable, didn’t hold the same meaning. Their October 18th outing in Edmonton was one to remember, but the implications just weren’t there.
The same goes for their 9-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and even their thrilling overtime win in Dallas. So which games made the cut? Keep reading to find out.
Buffalo Sabres top 5 road wins of 2022-23
5 – Sabres avenge controversial loss in shutout fashion
The epic at the New York Islanders is the first one up on the list, and it was a game when goaltender Eric Comrie had one of the best in his career. Comrie saved all 26 shots on goal and posted his only shutout of the season in a game that was a defensive struggle for the first 53-and-a-half minutes before Kyle Okposo broke the stalemate to give the Blue and Gold a 1-0 lead.
The Isles failed to respond, and Jeff Skinner sunk the empty-netter to give Buffalo the win. This was just the Sabres second road win in what was a tumultuous month.
4 – Sabres end their losing streak in dominating fashion
November 2022 was the Sabres worst month last season, and they finished with a 4-9-1 record, losing eight straight games in the process. But that streak ended in a road affair vs. their Atlantic Division rival, the Montreal Canadiens.
Buffalo needed just two minutes and 13 seconds to tack on three goals, and while Montreal made it interesting by the end of the second period, the Sabres scored another trio in the third to put the game out of reach. Even more impressive was the fact six different members of the Blue and Gold scored in this 7-2 win.